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Bayesian modeling of bacterial growth for multiple populations
Bacterial growth models are commonly used for the prediction of microbial safety and the shelf life of perishable foods. Growth is affected by several environmental factors such as temperature,Expand
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A Bootstrap Likelihood approach to Bayesian Computation
Recently, an increasingly amount of literature focused on Bayesian computational methods to address problems with intractable likelihood. These algorithms are known as Approximate BayesianExpand
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Objective Bayesian modelling of insurance risks with the skewed Student-t distribution
We introduce a Bayesian approach based on minimal informative prior distributions (Villa and Walker, 2014b) to estimate the parameters of the asymmetric Student-t distribution, which captures skewness and kurtosis commonly present in insurance risks data. Expand
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'Mysticism' in quantum mechanics: the forgotten controversy
This paper argues that a European controversy over a 'mystical' hypothesis, one assigning the mind a role to play at the material level of reality, shaped much of the debate over the interpretationExpand
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Hierarchical Lee-Carter model estimation through data cloning applied to demographically linked countries
Some groups of countries are connected not only economically, but also social and even demographically. This last fact can be exploited when trying to forecast the death rates of their populations.Expand
El hemangioendotelioma epitelial es un tipo de tumor vascular y mesenquimatoso muy raro que puede afectar al paren-quima pulmonar de forma difusa. La mayoria de casos estan asintomaticos o presentanExpand
Teresa of Avila as Student and Teacher of the Dionysian Tradition
When Teresa of Avila was canonized in 1622, Pope Gregory XV recognized her as an inspired author who "through works of mystical theology, and other treatises full of piety"1 moved others towardsExpand
Nonlinear models of disability and age applied to census data
It is usually considered that the proportion of handicapped people grows with age. Namely, the older the man/woman, the more the level of disability he/she suffers. However, empirical evidence showsExpand
Some criticism to a general model in Solvency II: an explanation from a clustering point of view
It is a well-known fact that heterogeneity is one of the characteristics of the insurance market, and it is relevant to classify and characterize companies by means of their financial properties andExpand
Projecting Dynamic Life Tables Using Data Cloning
In this paper we introduce a hierarchical Lee-Carter model (LC) specification to forecast the death rates of a set of demographically related countries. Expand